facebook logoIn what was a surprising announcement early last year, Facebook revealed that they would be acquiring Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Kit virtual reality headset. Now it remains to be seen when the device would be released as an actual commercial product for consumers to purchase, but in the meantime it seems that Facebook has not wasted any time in creating apps for it.


Speaking at the Code/Media conference, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox revealed that the company was working on apps for virtual reality. “I mean, virtual reality is pretty cool. We’re working on apps for VR.” Cox went on to extol the virtues of virtual reality and how immersive the experience is, and how eventually one day Facebook users would be able to create and send their VR content.

According to Cox, “Have you used some of the film demos inside of VR? You realize, when you’re in it, that you’re looking at the future, and it’s going to be awesome. When you’re in Facebook, you’re just sending around these bits of experience — a photo, a video, a thought.” However Cox did not specify how users would go about doing it themselves.

Cox also hinted that it could be a while before the Oculus Rift is ready for mass consumption, stating that, “We’re probably a long way from everyone having these headsets.”

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